This Bristol-based 1984 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a bit of a sorry sight.
Dropped on its chin, A756 EEC bubbling away at all the usual places and a whole lot more. It’s likely a grim end for what was once one of most opulent and safest ways of covering ground.
A quick glance at its MOT history shows the car hasn’t been roadworthy since 2015. MOT failures for rust go as far back as 2008, and the particularly jarring advisory of “extensive patch repairs too underside of vehicle” is practically copied and pasted throughout.
I’m not sure on whether or not this is a long- or short-wheelbase car (are you?), but what is clear is this pre-facelift saloon -being the 500 – has the 5-litre M117 V8 engine.
Hopefully someone is committed to getting the Benz back on the road, or at very least it’ll make an ideal donor to keep other W126s rolling.
|Registration Number:||A756 EEC|
|Model:||500 SE S-Class (W126)|
|First registered (UK):||1st May 1984|